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That Triathlon Show

The one triathlon show focusing on practical and actionable advice that you can use in your own triathlon training and racing. New episodes are released twice per week. The episode types are interview episodes with the greatest and smartest people in triathlon and endurance sports, and solo episodes with host Mikael Eriksson where you'll learn tactics and strategies you can apply in your triathlon training and racing, and all things swim, bike and run. All episodes, both interview and solo episodes, are produced with the goal in mind of giving age-group triathletes actionable advice. That Triathlon Show is brought to you by www.scientifictriathlon.com and is hosted by Mikael Eriksson. Learn more about That Triathlon Show at www.scientifictriathlon.com/podcast/
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Now displaying: April, 2019
Apr 29, 2019
Q&A #32 - Training on 3-5 hours per week, and how to get started with adding high-intensity training to your program
 
  • How should you train on just 3-5 hours of available training time per week? 
  • Should you still periodise your training, and if so, how? 
  • How do you introduce more high-intensity training to your program without doing too much? 
  • How can you evaluate and review this change in training? 
 
 
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Apr 29, 2019

The Nike Vaporfly 4% running shoes are supposed to improve running economy by 4%. Wouter Hoogkamer, PhD, is one of the researchers who found out that this improvement is actually legit. What's more, he has researched how much faster that improvement in running economy could make you. In today's episode we discuss the Vaporfly 4% shoes, running shoes in general, running economy, breaking two hours for the marathon, and more.

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-The Nike Vaporfly 4% shoes, and how Wouter and his colleagues at the University of Colorado verified that they can reduce the energetic cost of running a given speed by 4%.

-Running economy, and how improvements in it translates to improvements in speed. Slower runners may benefit more from the 4% shoes than faster runners.

-Footwear in general, and the tradeoff between cushioning (which is good for running economy) and weight (which is bad for running economy)

-The impact of drafting in running - how much energy can it save you? -

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts179/

 

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www.thattriathlonshow.com

 

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Apr 22, 2019
Q&A #31 - Cycling cadence in training and racing - the scientific and anecdotal evidence
 
  • What does science say about the pros and cons of cycling at different cadences? 
  • What cadence ranges are most effective in racing? 
  • What are the potential performance benefits of training at high and low cadences?
  • A 2018 cycling cadence research round-up
 
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Apr 22, 2019

An in-depth discussion and Q&A session on the ins and outs and dos and don'ts of polarised training for triathletes and endurance athletes in general. This episode is a follow-up to the extremely popular interview with the godfather of polarised training, Dr. Stephen Seiler in EP#177.

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Personal case examples from Mikael Eriksson's and Stephen Seiler's training and resulting performance improvements

-Common objections to polarised training

-How can polarised training apply to age-group triathletes?

-Polarised training for beginner athletes, masters athletes, and for longevity and health (rather than performance)

-Periodisation with polarised training

-How to execute low-intensity workouts correctly

-How to execute high-intensity workouts correctly

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts178/

 

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www.thattriathlonshow.com

 

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Apr 15, 2019
Q&A #30 - Training reviews for the self-coached athlete and critical power / metabolic profiling tests
 
  • How should the self coached athlete review their training? What to look at, and how regularly?
  • Metrics and things to track - and what you don't need to track and care about.
  • What critical power / metabolic profiling test options exist, and what are the preferred ones?
 
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Precision Hydration - One-size doesn't fit all when it comes to hydration. Take Precision Hydration's FREE sweat test and learn how you should hydrate. Use the discount code THATTRIATHLONSHOW and get your first box for free! 
 
 
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Apr 15, 2019

Stephen Seiler, PhD, is known for his research on how elite endurance athletes actually train. In this research, he discovered that most endurance athletes spend the majority of their training time (~90%) at very low intensities (below the first lactate/ventilatory threshold) with most of the remainder of the training time spent at high intensities (above the second lactate/ventilatory threshold), with little time spent in between. This training intensity distribution has become popularised and known as 'polarised training'.

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-What is polarised training, and what is the evidence behind it?

-Polarised training and "pyramidal training" - the nuances of training for different kinds of endurance sports and events

-Does polarised training work for time-limited age group triathletes?

-How to set up your training zones and intensities correctly (and the dangers of short-cutting FTP-tests)

-Triathlon-specific considerations with polarised training

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts177/

 

THAT TRIATHLON SHOW HOMEPAGE:

www.thattriathlonshow.com

 

SPONSORS:

Precision Hydration - One-size doesn't fit all when it comes to hydration. Take Precision Hydration's FREE sweat test and learn how you should hydrate. Use the discount code THATTRIATHLONSHOW and get your first box for free!

 

ROKA - The finest triathlon wetsuits, apparel, equipment, and eyewear on the planet. Trusted by Javier Gómez, Gwen Jorgensen, Flora Duffy, Mario Mola, Lucy Charles and others. Get 20% off your entire order with the discount code TTS.

 

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Apr 8, 2019
Q&A #29 - Long slow distance and training zones, and LCHF for triathlon - yay or nay?
 
  • Is it "bad" to stay in a higher heart rate zone (e.g. zone 4) for your long runs and long slow distance training in general? 
  • What can you do to get your heart rate down in these workouts? 
  • Mikael's perspective on LCHF (low-carb high-fat) diets in endurance sports
  • A sneak peak of the Supernova 2.0 study results
 
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Precision Hydration - One-size doesn't fit all when it comes to hydration. Take Precision Hydration's FREE sweat test and learn how you should hydrate. Use the discount code THATTRIATHLONSHOW and get your first box for free! 
 
 
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Apr 8, 2019

Bo Falck Hansen, PhD, is a researcher and cycling coach with a special interest in training and performance for the aging athlete. He describes the top-5 challenges that masters athletes in triathlon and other endurance sports face, and how to tackle them.

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Reducing the rate of decline in aerobic capacity (VO2max) with the right kind of endurance training

-Reducing the rate of loss of lean muscle mass with the right kind of strength training

-Reducing the impact of the insulin response while still making sure you perform in training and racing with periodised carbohydrate intake

-Maintaining flexibility, coordination, and balance

-Having the right attitude to aging

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts176/

 

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www.thattriathlonshow.com

 

SPONSORS:

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Apr 2, 2019
Q&A #28 - Time management, training on limited time, mastering workout logistics and transitions, training frequency vs. workout duration and training to distance or to time?
 
  • How should you structure training for a sprint triathlon when you can only train 4 days per week?
  • Is it more important to have a higher training frequency (more workouts) or longer individual workouts if the total time/duration is the same, and why?
  • Is it better to train to time or to distance, and why?
  • How do you manage your time effectively and become a master of workout logistics and transitions in order to get the most out of your training time budget?
 
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Precision Hydration - One-size doesn't fit all when it comes to hydration. Take Precision Hydration's FREE sweat test and learn how you should hydrate. Use the discount code THATTRIATHLONSHOW and get your first box for free! 
 
 
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Apr 1, 2019

Dan Lorang is the coach of triathletes like Jan Frodeno and Anne Haug, as well as a high performance coach and Head of Innovation of the Bora Hansgrohe professional cycling team. In this Training Talk we dive deep into a variety of topics on training and performance, in particular as it pertains to long-distance triathlon.

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-The training bull's eye: maximising adaptations

-How to structure your training over an entire season (e.g. leading up to an Ironman) as well as on a weekly level

-Bike training structure

-Swim training structure

-Run training structure

-The importance of heart rate

-The importance of physiological testing

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts175/

 

THAT TRIATHLON SHOW HOMEPAGE:

www.thattriathlonshow.com

 

SPONSORS:

Precision Hydration - One-size doesn't fit all when it comes to hydration. Take Precision Hydration's FREE sweat test and learn how you should hydrate. Use the discount code THATTRIATHLONSHOW and get your first box for free!

 

ROKA - The finest triathlon wetsuits, apparel, equipment, and eyewear on the planet. Trusted by Javier Gómez, Gwen Jorgensen, Flora Duffy, Mario Mola, Lucy Charles and others. Get 20% off your entire order with the discount code TTS.



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